Posts by Ross Mason

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  • Hard News: Interview: Glenn Greenwald,

    "(2)Nothing in subsection (1) shall limit the disclosure to the Minister of information concerning the activities of an intelligence and security agency."

    John is probably saying......"If only there was a capital "I" on information and......."

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1514 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    How far from the sea does Southern Cross "own" the cable?? It has to go somewhere across land once it is ashore and.....well.....it can go anywhere after that. Anyone got a map??? Whenuapai maybe???

    Well bugger me!! It was a good guess!! Here it is

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1514 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Telling Our Own Tales,

    Simon: A workmate (Pom) reminded me about something in a thumping down to earth realisation the other day. He referred to NZ like being in Birmingham.

    Eh?

    The Birmingham City Council is bigger than NZ. Period.

    For anyone in NZ to ignore Chch or berate Aucklanders is as if Auckland was the whole of NZ and Epsom telling Remuera to go get knotted. The hue and cry if Ladies Mile got closed would be heard for miles - well - at least to Papakura. We are that close, that small and that connected. Some north of Bombay need reminding. Gerard is reminding all of us.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1514 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: We can do better than this, in reply to Ianmac,

    Today he started to ask Farrar to, I think, to name these nasty Left bloggers but Farrar just plowed over with his spin of justification – for a long long time.

    At the end where there was about 15 minutes left, Jim asked what they were thinking about recently. Chris Wikaira shot back a short piece then Farrar then began a loooong diatribe about an article in the ODT about calories being advertised at the counters of fast food outlets for nigh on the full time left until 5pm. A classic filler piece to take the opportunity to prevent further question of his "recent thoughts".

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1514 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Media Take and Godwin's Election,

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1514 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Media Take and Godwin's Election,

    Oliver's "The Wealth Gap Story" is great

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1514 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Media Take and Godwin's Election,

    Maybe we need some of this on our TV?

    John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight"?

    What the success of “Last Week Tonight” suggests, on a deeper level, is that American television viewers may finally be tired of the frantic bombast generated by the Stimulation Media.

    What’s more, after years of making do with the therapeutic jibes of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, they are finding in Oliver a figure more interested in making sense of the world than in making them laugh.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1514 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    I wonder what will happen to ipredict now that it has been shown up as just another tool for manipulation of the message?

    I think it shows where $200 can change the odds so much that it suggests that few people actually bet on the bloody site. It has an “apparent” influence far beyond its value..

    It shows that the MSM responds to an amazingly small number of people in this world. The one man NZ Assoc of Convenience stores, the bullshit of electoral selection by two people. And finally, two RW bloggers who have been shown to feed more bullshit to such an extent that the MSM consider any comment from them as major news.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1514 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Long-time Farrar-watchers will probably concur that that was Farrar in panic mode, trying really hard to appear nonchalant.

    He needed a drink of water didn't he. Almost choking on his breath.........

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1514 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    A first run through finished at 11-15pm. Footnotes are a good read too!!

    Crusher will be a wee bit concerned.

    It was fascinating to read of the internal factions skulling it out in the selection processes. I fear I must be quite naive to think that this shit only happens on the left. Even more fascinated that the MSM have a field day ripping the left factions apart and manage to leave the right completely untouched.

    I am no longer naive.

    But the corporate shenanigans make frightful reading. Although when these groups made their views heard a few alarm bells did sound in the tiny brain. The small NZ assoc of convenience stores was a cracker! The anti breast feeders was shocking.

    Henry tonight was right into the leak and forget about the message. TV1 jaw boner was into the fight likening Hagars tactics to be the same as what he was writing about!!

    Farrar responding with Rule 1,2 and 3: Deny Deny Deny.

    PM. (nay his spokesman) says: “Most people know that Nicky Hager is a screaming left-wing conspiracy theorist.”

    So we watch this space…..

    And oh...fancy that...Slater just happens to be "out of the country"......

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1514 posts Report Reply

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